New GMC Trucks & SUVs to Offer 8-Speed Transmission

July 22nd, 2014 by

8572cd3fed7bcf8c629896cbffb5c862xThere are going to be eight speed automatic transmissions incorporated into the 2015 SUVs and pickup trucks by General Motors. This is upgrade is very important for their vehicles this year. The 6.2 liter, eight cylinder engines will be paired with these eight speed transmissions. As a result of this, there is a divergent strategy being taken by Ford. The 6.2 liter V8 will be discontinued for 2015 Ford-F150. They are offering a turbocharged four cylinder as an option. The truck will shed 700 pounds by switching to an aluminum body style.

This is the first major roll-out of eight speed transmissions for GM. There are a few vehicles that currently offer the eight speed transmissions. The Silverado is the most popular vehicle in the United States for GM. This truck is the central part of GM’s profitability.

After GM introduced its latest generation of full-size pickup trucks, they added the eight speed transmission a year later. The company’s chief trucks engineer stated that they would not wait long to improve the powertrains. They would like for the new transmissions to give the vehicles a fuel economy boost.

GMC Sierra

GMC has been known as the dedicated truck division of General Motors. The 2015 Sierra is very similar to the Silverado. This year’s model is completely redesigned. It has new styling as well as a double cab model. The cabin is improved and there are advanced safety features as well. This truck is comfortable and has strong performance, impressive twining and hauling capabilities, and confident handling. The engine in this vehicle is not loud. It provides a smooth and quiet ride. The steering is very precise. This provides arrow-straight tracking on the freeway.

GMC Acadia

The Acadia is one of the safest vehicles that you can purchase. This vehicle features front seat side airbags, curtain side airbags, a rearview camera, stability and traction control, and antilock brakes. It can seat up to eight passengers. The third row seats can fold away as well. There are options for rear-seat entertainment systems. Other features also include a small rear spoiler and LED daytime running lamps. The cabin in this vehicle is comfortable and quiet. This version of the Denali is a luxury model in every way.

GMC Yukon

The Yukon is full redesigned for 2015. There is improved fuel economy, improved optional and standard equipment, and a better engine as well. There is also an integrated fold-flat third row seat, a quieter interior, and updated exterior styling. This vehicle combines a traditionally rugged truck construction and a towing capacity with features and amenities that you may expect from a full-fledged luxury SUV. The Yukon has a new look inside and out. There are improved and innovative features in this SUV as well. This vehicle rides on the highway more efficiently, quietly, confidently, and comfortably than ever before.

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